Seven Reasons Your B2B Marketing Should Include Cats

Webbiquity SMM

Felines have made their way into marketing campaigns from companies like GoDaddy , Ikea , and many others. B2B marketing can be tough, especially when so many campaigns look the same. Even in B2B, buyers are actual humans with feelings. Cats Can Help You Build Engagement.

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The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity SMM

Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? This piece compiles and analyzes the predictions of more than 100 B2B marketing professionals as published in 10 highly-ranked posts over the past month (best!). ” — 2018 Trends: B2B Marketing , Edelman.

Why B2B Companies Need to Get Started with Facebook Live

Convince & Convert

However, while people are increasingly familiar with live video—particularly thanks to Facebook Live—there is still hesitation from companies in adopting this strategy to grow their business. Any B2B brand trying to increase trust and awareness can and should go live on video.

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How B2B Brands Can Drive More Leads This Year

Webbiquity SMM

In survey after survey, year after year, lead generation is a top priority for B2B brands. No matter how big or small, B2B businesses can’t survive without new leads. According to CMI , 91% of B2B marketers are already using content marketing to generate leads.

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Conversation Gained-How to Determine Influence in B2B Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

Now B2B marketing? B2B influencers? Additionally and theoretically, by ‘owning it,’ you should now know by default the answers to the below questions that slightly resemble a SWOT analysis: What makes your company great? What does your company not do well?

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Three More Ways to Get the Attention of Today’s Busy B2B Buyers

Webbiquity SMM

If you’re in B2B sales or marketing, you know how challenging it is to get the attention of today’s buyers. In such a competitive environment, how can your team connect with today’s B2B buyers? Guest post by Marie Johnson.

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How B2B Marketers Are Boosting Employee Engagement with Social Advocacy

Oktopost

For many B2B companies, increasing employee engagement can feel like an ongoing battle. If your people aren’t engaged, they’re less happy, less productive, and less likely to stay at your company. Employee Advocacy B2B Marketing Social Engagement Social Media Thought LeadershipWhile HR managers are often the first to jump in and help, in recent years we’ve seen marketers tackling this issue head-on with a […].

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How to Use Instagram to Drive Traffic to Your B2B Website

Webbiquity SMM

A lot of B2B marketers make the mistake of thinking their brand has no place on Instagram. Not only are all those accounts feasible direct targets for your B2B marketing campaigns , they are also scores upon scores of possible traffic to drive to all your other online assets.

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Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity SMM

But what does this mean for brands, especially B2B vendors, that have traditionally relied on more conservative means of attracting their audiences? Here are nine distinct digital marketing strategies by brands in the B2B space, and how they’re redefining the state of the art in B2B marketing.

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33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in the 2016 B2B Marketing Trends report , B2B marketing strategies and practices are in the midst of significant change, driven by new technologies and evolving buyer expectations for more “consumer-like” experiences. B2B messaging gets personal.

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14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing. Today’s b2b buyers are typically 70% of the way through their purchase process before they contact a vendor’s sales team.

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Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

s Social Media in Business study found that 60 percent of consumers believe they are already interacting with companies on the social Web. Nearly all participants — 93 percent — believe all companies should have a presence in social media. Creating Engagement. A recent Cone Inc.’s

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Instagram Hides Likes, What This Means for B2B

Oktopost

The same holds true for B2B organizations, who use Instagram to effectively display the more human, cultural, and light-hearted side of their company. . Instead of fearing the potential hidden like update, there are ways B2B businesses can instead use it to their advantage.

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Four Easy Ways To Improve Your LinkedIn Company Page

Webbiquity SMM

Here are a few tips that will help to boost your company’s profile on LinkedIn. Your company logo and header banner are the very first things people will see when they land on your company page. Avoid writing a 2,000 word essay about the history of your company.

The Top 10 B2B Marketing Strategies for 2019

Oktopost

The industries and markets that digital B2B businesses serve are undergoing constant, dramatic changes. Here at the halfway point of 2019, we’re getting a clearer picture of the B2B marketing strategies that are currently leading the pack. B2B Marketing

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B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too

Convince & Convert

The brand wasn’t targeting consumers, but transport companies. So why make a B2B ad that looks like B2C content? The answer is simple: B2B clients are consumers, too (highlight to tweet). Increasingly, B2B brands are taking this maxim to heart.

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Using YouTube for B2B

SocialFish

And despite YouTube’s reputation for being a generator of hilarious posts, it possesses serious marketing potential that is often overlooked for B2B companies. Perhaps your company has overlooked YouTube, thinking it irrelevant in meeting your specific objectives.

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Book Review: The B2B Social Media Book

Webbiquity SMM

With The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More , authors Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot and Jeffrey L. All of which should sound familiar to B2B marketers.

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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

This struggle is even more difficult for business-to-business (B2B) marketers, who feel so lost trying effectively target business professionals on Facebook that they only put in half the effort or abandon the platform completely. Here’s a bonus tip: Mention your company’s offline activities.

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Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing executives, however, tend to be a bit more skeptical. Though adoption is increasing, many b2b marketers still question the true effectiveness of social media for reaching business buyers. 93% of B2B buyers believe that all companies should have a social media presence. •

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3 Differences Between B2C and B2B Social Media Marketing

Oktopost

Generally speaking, these companies were almost exclusively B2C. Even to this day B2B companies are still skeptical of the benefits of social media for their business. Here are 3 significant differences between social media marketing for B2B and B2C: Content.

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5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

But the reality is that B2B buyers are very similar to B2C consumers— whether it’s buying a new car or new enterprise software, consumers want to be educated and informed. I can’t help but think we are leaving leads—and money—on the table as B2B marketers. There is no exception for B2B.

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8 New B2B Video Content Marketing Trends

Convince & Convert

This is the sentiment that started the Vidyard Ignite conference – the first-of-its-kind event specifically designed to address the issues that B2B marketers face when it comes to creating video. B2B companies like to give the idea of “humor” in their marketing the brush-off.

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4 Fresh Trends in B2B Social Campaigns

Convince & Convert

Meanwhile, B2B marketers sat on the sidelines waiting for social campaign technology to deliver against their more sophisticated needs. In the B2B space, having people follow you is not enough. To meet these new objectives, B2B marketers are applying new approaches to social campaigns.

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Empathy and Marketing: How to Turn Your B2B Prospects Into People

Webbiquity SMM

Brands know they can’t ignore these platforms (which is why 95% of B2B marketers have created corporate social media accounts) and the successful companies have figured out a way to effectively engage and build strong relationships with their customers.

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Nine B2B Marketing Lessons from College Visits

Webbiquity SMM

One advantage that university marketers have over their most of their b2b counterparts in optimizing their programs is scale; colleges can learn from and fine-tune their messages and marketing processes based on thousands of interactions each year.

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A Quick Look at the State of B2B Social Media Content

agora pulse

B2B firms are extremely bullish about the effectiveness of social media content and plan to continue to invest heavily in it, according to recent research from Walker Sands.

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How to Create Profitable Facebook Targeting Audiences for B2B Marketers

agora pulse

Move over, B2C—Facebook is quickly becoming a hugely profitable space for B2B marketers. A whopping 83% of B2B marketers are using social media as a marketing tactic. The challenge with B2B marketing on Facebook, however, is that new tactics are popping up every day.

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Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses

The Realtime Report

Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations. Most B2B marketers are still using a social media playbook developed by B2C companies.

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The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.

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Top B2B Instagram Feeds You Should Follow Today

Visually SM

In the past couple of years, its user base has exploded and now includes well-known brands and companies who use the platform as a way to reach and engage with customers. IBM highlights people over products to reinforce the company’s global reach and innovation.

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4 LinkedIn Trends to Harness for Better Engagement

Oktopost

The B2B social media landscape is always evolving. Yet one trend remains constant: LinkedIn is the go-to platform for B2B companies, with 97% of B2B marketers integrating LinkedIn into their lead generation strategy. Social Media Marketing LinkedIn Social Engagement Thought Leadership Video MarketingOne day Facebook Bots are on the rise, the next Instagram launches IGTV.

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What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content.

How B2B Marketers Are Driving 9X More Facebook Engagement Without Paying for Ads

Oktopost

The company has been very straightforward about the implications, stressing that branded content which doesn’t spark back and forth conversations (comments, sharing to groups, replies to comments, etc.) Employee Advocacy Facebook Social Engagement Social Media StrategyNot too long ago, Facebook changed its algorithm to prioritize “meaningful interactions” between people.

What Does B2B Social Media Success Look Like?

Webbiquity SMM

It’s not that B2B companies aren’t finding success in social media marketing, but more (in my experience at least) that they are less willing to publicly reveal their strategies for competitive reasons. Views of company videos.

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More B2B Marketing on Mad Marketing TV — The After Party

Buzz Marketing for Technology

After last weeks show, guest host Jeff Ogden and B2B marketing expert, Paul Dunay discuss: - Marketing at a small company versus a larger company. Approaches for creating engaging content. -

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Measuring the Impact of Social Media in B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Forrester recently released a report by Laura Ramos and Augie Ray on How to Assess the Impact of Social Media in B2B Tech Marketing. While B2B marketers have been ramping up social media activities over the past 18 months, not all are seeing the outcomes they’d hoped for.

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Conversation Lost-How to Align B2B Social Media Marketing Efforts with the Right Strategy

Direct Marketing Observations

B2B Social media success is like the American ninja warrior TV show. The same holds true for B2B marketers. B2B social media marketing can be brutal but it’s not a loser. Those challenges, metaphorically speaking, completely exist in B2B social media in 2017. Engagement?

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Generating B2B Leads on Facebook

Koka Sexton

I am always amused when people talk about the value of Facebook in B2B and that it can’t generate leads. Of course this also gets the fan page new fans that engage with the page but if all your interested in are new leads then this is a great way to go about it.

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The Seven Best Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement for Your Business

Webbiquity SMM

How do you spark your social media engagement ? It may feel as though there is some sort of hidden strategy that enables some people or brands to generate more engagement than you so. But there is a lot you can do to increase your social media engagement.

Best B2B Marketing and Sales Strategy Guides and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Social media, content aggregation and curation , user-generated content and other developments have dramatically changed the B2B buying cycle over the past few years. How can B2B organizations, marketers and sales professionals adjust to, and thrive in, this new environment?

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How to Create Your B2B Dream Team

Convince & Convert

If you’re a B2B company, then you know just how important your people are to your company’s success. But in some cases for some B2B companies, especially those in the Services realm, your people are your product. Showcase Company Culture to Pique Interest.

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B2B Social Media Gets Intimate

Social Media Marketing

When it comes to B2B social media uses like privileged discussions between manufacturers and resellers or internal discussions between sales and marketing personnel, you'd need a more intimate social network. Have you seen interesting examples of B2B social media?

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